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The Mount

2 Plunkett St, Lenox, MA 01240-2704
+1 413-551-5111
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The Mount and its Gardens

Even if you have never read one of Edith Wharton’s novels, but like mansions, then her “The Mount... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JohnHistory
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Walpole, Massachusetts
AMAZING

If I could sum this up in two words, "simply beautiful." The grounds were expansive and just... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sara B
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The Mount is a National Historic Landmark and cultural center that celebrates the intellectual, artistic, and humanitarian legacy of Edith Wharton. The Mount engages a diverse audience by providing context to Wharton's life and achievements through educational and public programs and the conservation and preservation of her historic estate and gardens. Each year, The Mount is host to over 40,000 visitors. Daily tours of the property are offered May through October, with special events throughout the year. Annual summer programming includes a joint exhibit with SculptureNow, Wharton on Wednesdays, Music After Hours, and the celebrated Monday Lecture Series. Exhibitions explore themes from Wharton's life and work.
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2 Plunkett St, Lenox, MA 01240-2704
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even if you have never read one of Edith Wharton’s novels, but like mansions, then her “The Mount” might very well be a must If you appreciate beauty, clean lines of sight and symmetry this is the place. For me, the magnificence of the site...More

Thank JohnHistory
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If I could sum this up in two words, "simply beautiful." The grounds were expansive and just gorgeous!

Thank Sara B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide told us that this phrase was in reference to Edith (Jones) Wharton's maternal, NY side of the family. The Mount shows the author's interest and talent in architecture and design. She believed strongly in symmetry even incorporating illusions down to the smallest details...More

Thank judiths776
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't miss this historic mansion with a history!! Gardens alone are worth the visit. Picnic if you have the time and inclination.

Thank DavidSarasota
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning. The gardens are beyond beautiful. I wish I had more time, as there were several walking trails on the grounds. From the exterior, the house is striking. The inside has been nicely redone, including the library. If you enjoy architecture or Edith Wharton...More

Thank Sheryl B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

i wasn't convinced this tour would be worth the money. i went so far to ask several peopleleaving if it was worth it. well, i can tell you, if you like a bit of history, and touring homes, you won't be disappointed. Edit Wharton was...More

Thank Lindakitchen8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were visiting with our book club and had a tour and book discussion scheduled. Kelly was fantastic!

Thank moirajburke
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Women who read are dangerous. Our Dangerous Creatures Book Group from Tampa, Fl. read The Age of Innocence and The House of Mirth. We were treated to a wonderful tour with our amazing guide, Kelly, who then led a book discussion with mimosas on the...More

Thank Brs331
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Learned a lot from the tour. The place is immaculate. Most of it is a reproduction. The gardens are lovely.

Thank Margarete R
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We just knew the high school version of Edith Wharton so this was a wonderful tour. There is a fair amount of walking if you want to investigate the beautiful gardens and stables. There are some stairs (they do have a small cage elevator). The...More

Thank CapeCodder48
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autumn6420
29 August 2017|
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Response from Christine H | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry, but I don't know the answer. Please go to their website for current information.
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janebsm
24 June 2017|
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Response from TheMountinLenox | Property representative |
Thank you for your question! The admission fee is $18 for adults, $17 for seniors, $13 for students with a valid ID, and free for children and teens (18 and under).
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mrpfk48
14 May 2017|
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Response from TheMountinLenox | Property representative |
Thank you for your question! The Main House is handicap-accessible for wheelchairs and there is an elevator to all three open floors of the house. A wheelchair can absolutely be pushed through the gardens. The sunken... More
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